Paint Booths

What is the relationship between paint booth air velocity and paint gun pressure?

What is the relationship between paint booth air velocity and paint gun pressure?

Is there a rule of thumb or formula to determine or calculate spray booth air supply velocity w.r.t. the amount of paint required for a particular part? Paint booth air velocity and paint gun pressure are independent of each other. Paint companies want 80 to […]

What is the best way to control relative humidity in paint applications?

What is the best way to control relative humidity in paint applications?

This depends on what you are spraying and the surface you are spraying on. There are a lot of waterborne paints that require low humidity to dry out the air and help them dry faster. It is best to reference the technical data sheet of […]

What is your recommendation for filters in an open-front spray booth when using CARC paint?

What is your recommendation for filters in an open-front spray booth when using CARC paint?

We recommend GFS Wave® exhaust paint booth filters from Global Finishing Solutions®. They are polyester filters with a large surface volume. The ridges or “waves” on the filter media capture and retain overspray, acting as a 3D loading system. Flat exhaust filters get clogged very […]

What is the best placement of sensor tubes coming from the magnahelic gauge for a downdraft paint booth?

What is the best placement of sensor tubes coming from the magnahelic gauge for a downdraft paint booth?

Measuring Pressure The answer depends on what pressure differential you are trying to measure. If you are measuring cabin pressure compared to building pressure, the high-pressure sensor tube should be mounted in the cabin away from any booth openings. The low-pressure tube should be left […]

What are the pros and cons of semi-downdraft and crossflow booths?

What are the pros and cons of semi-downdraft and crossflow booths?

I’m considering installing a new paint booth at my facility. I have the option between a semi-downdraft booth (equipment is to heavy for a down draft type booth to support) and a crossflow booth. I was wondering what the pros and cons are to each […]

How many types of paint booths are there?

How many types of paint booths are there?

This is a tough question to answer, as they are many different “types” of paint booths in terms of airflow style, cabin design, ceiling and pit design, size and features. Booths can be completely enclosed or open in the front. There is also the main […]